Mhadei River is one of the lifelines of Goa. This river enters the state from Valpoi Sattari, and from Uttar Kannada, a district of Karnataka, located close to Castle Rock. The river meets the ocean at Miramar Beach. These waters meander through the tiny state of Goa and meet the Zuari River at the Cumbarjua canal backwaters. Valpoi is also home to the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa's newest sanctuary, located in the Western Ghats. It was declared as a wildlife preservation in 1999. It is home to an array of flora and fauna. Most of the sanctuary is covered with forest. The Western Ghats is famous for its biodiversity. You can experience many adventure sports in Mhadei River.
Adventure Rafting in Mhadei River:
Begin this thrilling activity at 9.30 AM in the morning or 2:30 PM in the afternoon after reaching the rafting meeting place at Valpoi. You are then taken by our vehicles to the river before meeting your guides, getting your safety equipment and briefing and then boarding the rafts to begin the nearly 10km trip. Plenty of easy class 2 and 3 rapids with names like 'Big Daddy,' 'Giant Haystacks,' 'Y Fronts,' and 'Pipeline.' Whether friends, family or kids over 12, everyone is welcome. It is good, safe adventure sports in Mhadei River!
As per international safety norms you will also be provided with Life jackets and Helmets and the boats carry on board safety and rescue equipment. You are in safe hands. This activity can last anything from 2 and a half to 3 and a half hours depending on water levels. This time frame includes the transport to and from the river
Adventure River Crossing in Mhadei River:
The experience, ideal for first timers as well, starts with a trek that takes you to the picturesque lands of Valpoi, and then to a river. Crossing the river is one of the most fun-filled and exciting adventure sports in Mhadei River. The best time for river crossing is through the months of July to September, with water levels knee-high up to November. Brave the river currents, slip, splash, wobble and swim in the waters and revel in the kicks of adventure, the excitement of unpredictability in each and every step. It is something that would stay on your mind for a long time.
Followed by the river crossing is another short and fairly easy trek - one that takes you through sparse forests, rubber plantations, and lush tropical greens. You would cross shallow and pebbly rivulets too before you reach the waterfall of Hukiyachi Kadhi. The fall is seasonal, one that gushes and roars in all its might during the monsoons. It is here that you would be indulging in a lot more adventure sports in Mhadei River. Climb the steep slopes and cliffs using a jumar, and enjoy rappelling as you descend down the rock face. Rig up for tyrolean traversing, a thrilling and exhilarating activity where you would ride the air while holding onto a rope tied between two hilly high points or trees.
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